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Name Steele, William H.
City Mobile
State AL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Judge : Federal, Magistrate
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Steele, William H.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Steele, William H.
Born 1951 in Tuscumbia, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003, to a seat vacated by Richard W. Vollmer. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2003, and received commission on March 14, 2003. Served as chief judge, 2010-present.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1990-2003

Education:
University of Southern Mississippi, B.A., 1972
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1972-1979
Alabama Army National Guard, 1979-1990
U.S. Army Reserve (retired), 1990-1997
Law clerk and bailiff, Alabama District Court, Tuscaloosa County, 1981
Assistant and chief assistant district attorney, Mobile County, Alabama, 1981-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Alabama, 1987-1989

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, October 9, 2001; no Senate vote

compress summary

Case(s) ED-AL-0001 : M.R. v. Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County (Ala.)
EE-AL-0093 : U.S. v. Escambia County Board of Education
FH-AL-0007 : United States v. First United Security Bank
PC-AL-0014 : Crowe v. Jones


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